Pontine Theatre Presents “Humanities-to-Go” Programs
funded by New Hampshire Humanities

Both programs are now full.
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Thursday, May 12, @12:30pm
Becky Rule: Moved & Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire

Drawing on research from her book, “Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future”, Rebecca Rule regales audiences with stories of the rituals, traditions, and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution.


Rebecca Rule gathers and tells stories in New England, mostly New Hampshire. She is the author of a dozen books. Her latest is That Reminds Me of a Funny Story. Her other titles include Headin' for the Rhubarb: a NH Dictionary (well kinda) and Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, as well as the children's books, The Iciest Diciest Scariest Sled Ride Ever and N is for NH. For ten years she hosted "The New Hampshire Authors Series" on NHPBS. She currently hosts "Our Hometown" also on NHPBS

Thursday, May 26, 12:30pm
Kevin Gardner: Discovering New England Stone Walls 

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of “The Granite Kiss”, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.

Kevin Gardner

Kevin Gardner is a writer, teacher, tradesman, and a lifelong resident of Hopkinton, NH. He has been a stone wall builder for forty years, and is the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls, as well as poetry, songs, and essays. For 25 years, Kevin was an award-winning performance critic, feature writer, and producer for NH Public Radio. He's also a longtime professional actor, director and teacher of theatre. He is a regular Guest Director at Plymouth State University, and has been a performance evaluator for the NH State Council on the Arts. He has taught at the New Hampton School, the NH Institute of Art, and at St. Paul's School's summer Advanced Studies Program.

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